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Liberty
Junior High School
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Mrs. McKimson
Art - Liberty Jr. High
amckimson@nlsd122.org

About Me...

 Staff PhotoMy teaching philosophy is very student-centered. I provide an abundance of choice in my classroom to empower my students abilities to make choices, envision, observe, be persistent, stretch & explore their capabilities. I received my Master's degree in Art Education in the summer of 2016. I try to be as positive as I can and spread the joy of art everywhere!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

10 YEARS!!!!!!!

Graduated From:

EIU 

Bachelors and Master's in Art Education. 

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

 Counseling the students with their needs outside of general academics. I think they need an adult who will listen to them and also guide them in the right direction. Sometimes our most valuable lessons happen outside the classroom. Also, art is very therapeutic and self-expression is very important for our students to be able to use. I feel as our art classes here at Liberty provide that for our students.

Hobbies:

Laughing, Cooking, Traveling, Creating, Reading Baby and Astrology Books, Playing Online Games, Yoga, Pilates, Running, Biking, Swimming, and more.

Family:

We have a beautiful baby girl named Penelope who has born September 30th, 2016. She is the light of our lives. 

Favorite Book:

It's TOUGH to have a favorite, right?

I'd say since a kid: 

Where the Sidewalk Ends